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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
eric
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by eric

Thanks Kyle and ms6073.

What's the weight of these rims? Is there a cross-section diagram? I'd like to compare these against the older 50mm clinchers that I have.

Has there been any aerodynamic testing or modeling? I'm not really expecting that but it'd be really cool if it happened.

ninjanoir78
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by ninjanoir78

do you know what kind of veloplugs we need with these rims, yellow or red??

thanks
Ninja

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astranoc
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by astranoc

Can I get your opinions guys? I already have 50mm tubs and I am after either the FSC20-T or the FSC24-TM. I weigh 79kgs (175lbs) and I want to use them as my main wheels and the 50s more for racing. Am I mad for thinking of those ( I really like their weight) or I should go for something more robust and heavy like the nemesis?

eric
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I have a set of FSC24TMs. I weigh 30 lbs less than you. I expected them to be super flexy but they're decently stiff for what they are. But there's no way I would use them as every day wheels.

thprice
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by thprice

astranoc wrote:Can I get your opinions ... either the FSC20-T or the FSC24-TM ... to use them as my main wheels ...

I am similar weight to you and use the FSL24-TM rims with tune hubs as my main wheels.
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=87659&start=150#p960335

Only 2500 km to date, awaiting a little more distance before giving the thumbs up, but so far so good, including some good descents (30 km, 1300 m) without issues.

kylefoo
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eric wrote:Thanks Kyle and ms6073.

What's the weight of these rims? Is there a cross-section diagram? I'd like to compare these against the older 50mm clinchers that I have.

Has there been any aerodynamic testing or modeling? I'm not really expecting that but it'd be really cool if it happened.


Eric, 430g/pc +/-10g, same as previus version. You can ask for section drawing by email.
We do test, vedio can be seen and downloaded on site http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/Ipxc ... r=Ynj_GLDn
if account and pass word needed, let me know. I had a try, it is not neccessary.
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SteveFromNY
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by SteveFromNY

Just ordered a set of the 38mm 23mm wide clinchers! Can't wait to get them..I'm also thinking about getting a rear 50mm U-shape. Kyle has been attentive to my emails and is also just a funny guy to chat with. Hope it arrives in awesome shape! I'll post my review then!

wolfesquire
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by wolfesquire

So im slightly confused....Looking into buying either the 60mm or 88mm tubulars, but their are two versions of each; TM and TN. Can someone help me understand this? Other than weight I don't see a difference...

kulivontot
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by kulivontot

TM rims are lighter than the TN rims, but more expensive. I don't think it's the same manufacturer between rims. I think it's like 100g per rim or so. I got the TM 88's built up with non-ceramic edhubs and it came to about 1460g. The 88's pick up crosswinds like crazy, almost unridable in many conditions, so it's pretty much a TT-only wheelset for me. I weigh 57kg, so that's part of the problem.

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carlislegeorge
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by carlislegeorge

Being on the Far Sports mailing list, I received some drawings of what are supposed to be the newest versions of the regular (20.5mm) width 38mm and 50mm rims with the following details quoted verbatim. I make no claim to accuracy or reliability, just passing on the info FWIW.

"1 - Braking surface: high-temperature resin and basalt combined
2 - U-shape,more aerodynamics
3 - Special technology in side wall and valve hole
4 - Lightest weight: 390g--38mm clincher, 430g--50mm clincher."

" For valve hole,we use some special technologies to make it stronger. Besides,our design make the outside length of nipples is a little short than the normal one,so it can reduce the demage in riding."

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

kulivontot wrote:I weigh 57kg, so that's part of the problem.


Wow that's light... :shock:

I'm sure my farts weigh more than that! :wink:
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headwind816
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by headwind816

4 - Lightest weight: 390g--38mm clincher, 430g--50mm clincher."

Wow! I wonder about durability?!?

StefanG
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by StefanG

I thought all the new "U" shaped designs came in the 23mm or 25mm width vs the older 20.5mm width. Do other suppliers have U-shaped with a 20.5mm width?

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carlislegeorge
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by carlislegeorge

If they don't now, I imagine they will soon...Far Sports is not a manufacturer, and I don't think these are a proprietary design in any respect, so there must be a factory spitting out these rims to whichever resellers want to buy them.
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